Today is Groundhog Day, and of course I started reflecting on the Bill Murray movie. What would it be like to relive the same day over and over again?
…and the more I thought about it the more I realized I kind of already do.
Life with two under two-and-a-half is nothing if not repetitive. My day is fairly routine, filled with patterns of play activities, diaper changes, time outs, meals, chores, and snuggles.
It seems as though I am living my life in a loop.
I know this loop isn’t infinite.
I know this time is limited and precious.
…but I am living in a loop nonetheless.
…and there is a beauty in that.
Each and every day, I get the chance to be a better mother. I learn things one day that help me to better serve my family the next. These things are never game-changers, merely simple tweaks that make things go a little more smoothly.
I never do anything great–in fact, I never do anything big–but I do things with as much love as I can pour into them most days, and the simple monotony of my days is, in fact, a gift to my family.
It is a sense of calm and home for my husband. It is a sense of peace and security for my children.
I may not make any grand designs on the universe, but I know that my sacrifices are appreciated and felt by the ones dearest to me.
So, if you find yourself living in a similar loop, I challenge you to find a little thing each and every day that makes you a better person. Something that makes you just a little better at whatever your vocation in life may be.
You are making a difference in the world just by being. Make that difference work for good.